Could it be possible that gay-themed emoji — where tiny boy and girl heads are depicted as kissing or with a heart in between them — actually promote homosexuality and thus violate Russian law? Stop laughing. That is the burning question that The Federal Service For Supervision of Communication, Information Technology and Mass Media — the agency that oversees Russian media — is now looking into. Mikhail Marchenko, a senator in Russia’s parliament has called for a probe of whether such emoji, as they appear on Facebook, violate the country’s 2013 statute prohibiting “homosexual propaganda” to the country’s youth. Note that the investigation involves only Facebook’s use…

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